Julia Zange

V4ULT publication launch, Sep 20

18 September 2014

In a busy night of interrelated openings and events during Berlin Art Week, nebulous online/offline art project V4ULT is launching a publication, a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave, at Berlin project space Center on the afternoon of September 20.

Opening with performances and readings by V4ULT, along with Susan Ploetz (aka Pashly) and Julia Zange, between 3pm and 4pm, the publication carries on the project’s concerns with virtual and ‘real’ platforms that already exist (or existed) across an online exhibition space and a temporary location in Kreuzberg, where they last held their Breathing Kevlar, Perforated Skin show last year.

Designed and edited by v4ult, published by Nero and featuring new texts artists, writers, designers, architects, theorists, Harry Burke, Lucy Chinen, Jesse Darling, Jenna Sutela, Rasmus Svensson, Benjamin Bratton, Martti Kalliala and Elvia Wilk (who also edited the texts), a gesture waves us on… explores where “an entity interacts with its context” and proposes that the interface “can alter the way we observe and behave in our surroundings, and suggests ways to design more responsive environments”.

As a project run by Anna Mikkola and Hanna Nilsson, the latter of whom is also behind online “information bank” Waves of Direction, the publication appears as part of a rising swell of ideas and experiences culminating at spatial relations and how they effect the constant “move back and forth between the viewer and the artworks”.

See the Facebook event page for details.**

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Special Service casting call @ Auto Italia, Apr 25 – 26

23 April 2014

Berlin-based modelling agency Special Service will be casting for a new commercial at London’s Auto Italia from April 25 to 26.

The event invites anyone aged 16 and over to be a part of the agency’s new commercial, to be featured on the Special Service website for a fee and selected tapes will be screened at a (free) ticketed event on April 29

That’s part of the opti-ME* project, a month-long exhibition and event series at Auto Italia opening April 26 and running to May 25.

The exhibition explores artistic agency and modes of production, inviting collaborators to occupy a
transformed Auto Italia space and use it as an experimental testing-ground for new work and proposals.

One of these collaborators is of course Special Service, an ongoing collaboration between Annika Kuhlmann, Julia Zange and Britta Thie, founded in 2013 and announcing itself as “a new model of a modeling agency” interrogating networks of image production in fashion.

See the Auto Italia website for details or email info@special-service.biz to register your interest. **

Header image: Courtesy Auto Italia and Pablo Jones-Soler

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